OSS Field Photo Branch

Commander John Ford

Commander E.R. (“Ray”) Kellogg

Major English

Lt. Commander Jack (“Stinky”) Munroe

Lt. Budd Schulberg

OSS officer in charge of compilation & editing The Nazi Plan, also writer of English inter-titles.

Robert Parrish

Film Editor

Joseph Zigman

Film Editor

Patty O’ Hiers

Film Editor

Robert A. Webb

Film Editor

Daniel Fuchs

Writer

Stuart Schulberg

Writer

Dr. Karl Jacoby

German Translator

Magda Pollaczek (aka Policek)

Austrian Multilingual

Susan Shestopel

Russian Translator

 

German Editing Staff

Conrad von Molo

UFA film editor

Walter Rode

UFA film editor

Lieselotte "Lilo" Balte Ashkins

Assistant Film Editor

 

German Informants

Leni Riefenstahl

German film director

Heinrich Hoffmann

Hitler’s still photographer

 

Robert A. Webb

Film Editor

Robert Arlington Webb was born in Springfield, Illinois, on May 27,1911. His family moved to California in the 1920s, where his father and uncles worked in the Hollywood film industry. Brothers Harry Jr. and Jerry, and their brother-in-law, Harmon Jones, were all involved in filmmaking. For years, the Webb family lived at 524 North Bundy Dr. and in various houses nearby. Aside from the work Bob Webb did with the OSS in Germany, he spent a year or more in Burma, circa 1953, teaching a Burmese film crew the essentials of film editing. After returning to the U.S., he worked in New York City for the rest of his life, cutting commercials for various advertising agencies. He died in August 1971.

His nephew is Los Angeles film editor and screenwriter Robert C. Jones (son of Harmon Jones). Author of the Oscar-winning screenplay for Coming Home, Jones has also been honored for his film editing work with Oscar nominations for It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and Bound for Glory.

 

Kellogg and Webb

Ray Kellogg & Bob Webb (foreground) in the
Nuremberg editing room, 1945

(Photo courtesy of
Lieselotte Balte Ashkins)

 

Robert A. Webb

Robert A. Webb, OSS film editor
in his Navy uniform, c. 1944

(Photo courtesy of Gina Webb)

 

Webb

Bob Webb in the Nuremberg
editing room, 1945

(Photo courtesy of
Lieselotte Balte Ashkins)